Kabul/Islamabad: General John R. Allen, commander, International Security Assistance Force, condemns the suicide attack on a funeral ceremony in Takhar Province today that reportedly killed numerous civilians, including a Member of Parliament, and wounded many others.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected with the loss of life and injuries in today’s barbaric attack,” said Gen. Allen. “These attackers are cowards, callously targeting and killing families and friends who had gathered to mourn a loved one. Those responsible for this shameful act must only be interested in destruction, alienating themselves from the Afghan people. They are neither Afghan nor are they true Muslims.”
ISAF remains committed to stopping acts of terror and building an increased security environment to promote peace and prosperity for Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, an International Security Assistance Force member killed following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, today.